CHANGLANG, Feb 16: Nampong MLA Laisam Simai visited Joting Judang village today and
met the bereaved family members of Thiktu Mungrey, who died in a mine blast at 170
Indo-Myanmer border pillar on February 6.
The MLA assured all possible assistance to the members of the family and said that
he had already taken the matter with the Chief Minister for immediate announcement
of ex-gratia and other admissible assistance. The legislator also provided financial
assistance to the old parents of the deceased as an immediate relief.
Simai was accompanied by EAC Manmao, ZPM L Lungtu and other officers and public leaders.
MLA provides relief items to fire victims
DAPORIJO, Feb 16: Local MLA Dikto Yekar has distributed relief materials like kitchen
items and other materials to the fire victims of PI Colony. Two houses were gutted
and household properties including rupees, domestic animals and valuable ornaments
destroyed in the fire on Tuesday last.
He advised the public to take utmost care while handling fire, including candle light
especially during night hours to avoid such incident.
Further, he suggested the public to get their houses electrified through technically
expert person from the department only as most of fire accidents occurs through electric
short-circuit. The MLA requested the concerned department to immediately release
relief fund to all the fire victims and to organize awareness programme on disaster
Govt. employees urged to refrain from contract works
ITANAGAR, Feb 16: All Contractors’ Welfare Association (AACWA) has urged Govt. employees
to refrain from participating in any kind of contract/tender works in any govt.,
semi- govt. departments in Arunachal Pradesh by using firms of other contractors.
AACWA in a release alleged that many govt. employees have been found involving in
such works by using their official power and position depriving many genuine contractors.
AACWA has threatened to initiate legal action against those officials who are found
misusing their official power and govt. properties for such works.
Fire accident at Yattap village
ZIRO, Feb 16: Two dwelling houses, two store houses and a granary were reduced to
ashes with household properties lost in a devastating fire that broke out at around
1.30 am today at Yattap village under Kamporijo-II circle of Lower Subansiri district.
However, there is no report of any loss of life and the cause of fire is yet to be
ascertained. Tap Tapuk, ZPM Kamporijo-II on behalf of the victim families has appealed
to the district administration to provide sufficient relief to the victim families.
Workshop on Rural Sanitation and Personal Hygiene held
AALO, Feb.16: A one day workshop on “Management of Rural Sanitation and personal
hygiene and role of PRI” under Swachh Bharat Mission was organized at Monigong-HQ
by DWSM/PHESD Division, Aalo on February 12.
The workshop aimed at creating awareness among PRI leaders, ASHAs, Anganwadi workers,
Gam Buras, teachers, general public about cleanliness, hygiene and eliminating open
Speaking on the occasion, EAC Monigong, Song Khandu called upon the participants
to take full advantage of the workshop and asked the PRI leaders to ensure proper
sanitation at their respective Gram Panchayat and requested the PHED to organize
more such awareness programme in Monigong block in the coming days.
Bomjum Ado, AE, PHE & WS Sub-Division, Mechukha urged the participants to construct
individual household latrine (IHHL) provided by the department and maintain it properly.
Rimo Taba, consultant (M & E) highlighted the objectives of SBM (G) and explained
the roles and responsibilities of VWSC.
Among others, Dr. M. Gadak, MO, PHC Monigong, Yadam Tapo, Chairperson Anchal Samity,
Monigong-Pidi, Jomge Ete, J.E. PHE & WS , Monigong section, Karken Nyorak, Consultant
(HRD) and Bajo Ori, Consultant (W & S ) also spoke on the occasion. Later, FTKs were
distributed to all the PRI leaders. DIPRO
KKDC demands road construction as per original DPR
ITANAGAR, Feb 16: The Kapu-Kabak Development Council (KKDC) has reiterated its demand
for construction of Tamen Tali road from 49.0 km to 60.0 km (Ph-ll) under NLCPR,
Kurung Kumey district as per DPR and original survey.
In a memorandum to the PWD Commissioner, the KKDC, while referring to the resolutions
adopted in a meeting here on February 14, said that the ongoing road project should
go through its old alignment. It claimed that the formation cutting of the road is
not being done as per DPR and original survey. The Committee further said that the
meeting unanimously decided to launch democratic moment if the works are not carried
out as per original DPR and on its old alignment.
Association writes to CS
ITANAGAR, Feb 16: All Arunachal Agriculture-Horticulture Inputs Suppliers Registered
Dealership Association (AAAHISRDA) in a memorandum to Chief Secretary demanded cancellation
of ongoing tendering process of Agriculture & Horticulture department.
The Association said that in the tendering system, the local registered dealership
firms have been deprived of and only the manufacturers or companies are going to
avail the facilities.
Other demands of the Association include centralization of selection of dealerships
firm at directorate level, immediate halt on pick and choose system of firm without
following the procedures. It urged the Govt to take positive steps in favour of its
demands within seven days in order to avoid any democratic means of protest.
DBHF foundation day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Feb16: The Dawn Breaker Homoeopathic Forum (DBHF) on Saturday celebrated
its 4th foundation day in a befitting manner at the College Auditorium of North East
Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Vivek Vihar, Itanagar.
The day-long programme began with brief introductory speech by Dr Joram Atu, General
Secretary DBHF. He informed that main aim and objective of DBHF was for up-gradation
of Homoeopathic education and to acquire health and happiness through Homoeopathy.
He told that the DBHF would always encourage and create a platform for those homoeopaths
who want to showcase or expose their potential, skill and clinical experiences in
the field of Homoeopathy.
Meanwhile, as part of the celebration, a quiz competition was organized wherein in
a total 5 team participated viz. Team Boger, Team Hahnemann, Team Boericke, Team
Kent and Team Vithoulkas respectively. The Team Kent was adjudged winner while Team
Vithoulkas bagged the second prize.
Attending the programme as guests, Dr Pankaj Das, Principal of North East Homoeopathic
Medical College & Hospital and Dr. A. Mukherjee, Senior Homoeopath and Medical officer,
Donyi-Polo Homoeopathic Charitable Dispensary encouraged the students.
REILA – annual extravaganza of the RGGP begins
ITANAGAR, Feb 16: The four days annual meet of the Rajiv Gandhi Govt Polytechnic
REILA-2015 (Recreation, Entertainment, Information and Literacy Activities) began
with much enthusiasm at the institute campus today.
Addressing the inaugural function of the annual event, Sports Authority of Arunachal
Pradesh chairman Gora Makik exhorted the students to shine in their academic career
and maintain discipline. He said hard work and discipline in student life will help
them to become good and successful citizen. Makik assured all possible help to
promote game and sports in the institution.
In his speeh, Taba Yall Nabam, Councillor, Ward No 5 and Member of the Standing Committee,
IMC encouraged the students to go for green and clean environment. She promised to
extend help for development of a children park in the institute campus.
Principal of the Polytechnic, Dr A K Tripathy, Seppa Govt College principal Robin
Hissang and SURGGP general secretary Dai Donik Tali also spoke on the occasion.
YOMA for effective mechanism to fine-tune health care system
ITANAGAR, Feb 16: Expressing concern over the drawbacks that have been prevailing
in the health care system in the state, the Youth Organization Movement of Arunachal
(YOMA) in a letter to the director of health services urged him to constitute a core
committee to look into the authentication of medical equipments being used for the
The organization alleged that many innocent patients become victim of wrong treatment
due to non-availability of technical experts to check the equipments used during
endoscopy, laparoscopy, CT scan etc.
The YOMA further demanded that authorities should ensure that the genuine medicines
are being prescribed and made available in the state.
Improvement in the standard of treatment is the need of the hours, the YOMA said
while demanding total ban on selling of medicine without prescription. The organization
gave 20 days time to authorities to pay heed to its representation.
‘PMGSY road not as per DPR’
ITANAGAR, Feb 16: The Bodo Development Committee (BDC) under ChayangTajo Sub-Division
strongly opposed the executing agency of road from 51 Km point of Seppa-Chayang Tajo
road to Sawa CO HQ which have not been executed as per original DPR.
“The 25.02-km-long road was to connect habitations of Bengde, Tungi and Bodo directly
with the prospect of connecting habitation beyond Sawa. But the executing RWD department
of the said PMGSY road deviated from the original DPR and re-aligned the road in
their own convenience by excluding Bodo village,” alleged BDC in a release. The Bodo
Development Committee appealed to the concern authority to take up necessary action
in this regard and construct the road per the approved original DPR.
ITANAGAR, Feb 16: An archery competition is being organized by the Pedung Archery
Club Bomdila from February 23 to March 4 at Pedung Archery Ground, Bomdila to mark
the Losar Festival 2015 celebration.
The main motive of the competition is to promote the traditional sport since archery
is played among the Buddhist people during Losar Festival.
The winner and runners up will be awarded Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 respectively. Man
of the Match will be given Rs 1000 while the Best shooter will be given Rs 5,000,
according to organizing committee.
DC visits Patuk & Parsi Parlo
KOLORIANG, Feb 16: Kurung Kurung Deputy Commissioner Mamata Riba visited Patuk ADC
Hq and Parsi-Parlo circle recently to take stock of the on-going development activities
and assess the availability of infrastructure.
During his visit, the DC interacted with the local people and enquired about their
well-being. Dwelling at length on the potentials and scope of agriculture and horticulture
sectors in the area, she advised the people to avail different kind of schemes available
under line departments.
In a representation, the local people of the area requested the DC to materialize
requisite personnel for smooth functioning of the administration in the newly established
Meanwhile, the DC inspected the Neolithic site of Parsi Parlo Hq and explored the
possibility of making the place as protected historical site or protected heritage
site. Further she suggested the local people of Parsi- Parlo to put extra efforts
in protecting and preserving the Neolithic site and assured them that the district
administration will leave no stone unturned to develop the area. The DC was accompanied
by the CO Nangram Pingkap. DIPRO
CS reviews action taken against forceful collection of money
ITANAGAR, Feb 16: State Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi recently held a review meeting
of police action on forceful collection of money by the students’ unions in the preceding
quarter and expressed his satisfaction on the action taken by the district police
against criminals who have been forcefully collecting money or making demands in
the name of student unions.
It was informed that on Oct 10, 2014 the President, General Secretary and the Finance
Secretary of All Changlang District Students’ Union were found forcefully collecting
money through written appeal under their signature. Both the President and the General
Secretary were arrested and the case has been charge sheeted before the Judicial
In Itanagar one former president of ANYA was arrested for forcibly selling New Year
calendar in the name of ANYA and collecting POL items without making payment by issuing
ANYA letter pad.
In Lohit district, one person was arrested for indulging in extortion of money from
shopkeepers in the name of All Mishmi Students’ Union.
In Pasighat, the Adi Students’ Union election committee made a forceful demand for
donation from nine banks of Pasighat and a criminal case has been registered in PS,
All the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police were directed to prepare
the list of extortion cases by the students’ unions so that further preventive action
can be taken. DIPRO
Karbak wins Liromoba bye-poll
AALO, Feb 16: Nyamar Karbak of Indian National Congress won the bye election to 27th
Liromoba (ST) Assembly Constituency defeating his nearest rival Bai Gadi of Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) by a narrow margin of 119 votes.
While Karbak polled 3,808 votes, Gadi polled 3,689 votes followed by Independent
candidates Lijum Ronya (2,589), Raksap Yomcha (355) and Johny Tali (40 votes).
Nine voters also opted for NOTA, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer D J Bhattacharjee
The by-election was necessitated due to the death of former chief minister Jarbom
Gamlin on November 30 last year.
With the win, the Congress in the state has 47 MLAs in a 60-member House while opposition
BJP has 11 legislators and two independents.
The District Election Officer West Siang, Pige Ligu gave away the certificate to
the winning candidate after declaration of the result. The Election Observer Aldous
Mowlang was also present.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) said that the Congress victory
in the Liromoba by-election is a conclusive proof of the approval of the party ideologies
and the people-centric policies and programmes adopted by the ruling government headed
by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.
While rejoicing the victory, APCC president Padi Richo reiterated party’s commitment
to work for the greater welfare of the people and sought support of the people. APCC
further said the BJP should accept the reality and support the Congress Govt’s endeavours
to serve the masses.
Govt committed to introduce e-education: CM
JNC celebrates Golden Jubilee
PASIGHAT, Feb 16: Pasighat is the epicenter of education and the government has established
state university, polytechnic college, IT college, Horticulture college and Agriculture
college, private university etc successfully at Pasighat to promote higher education,
said Chief Minister Nabam Tuki here today at the inaugural function of the Golden
Jubilee celebration of Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNC), Pasighat.
The Chief Minister said the state Govt is committed to introduce e-Education in Itanagar
and Pasighat in first phase with the help of Google to impart internationally compatible
education at the doorsteps.
The priority for the state government is to create new avenues and opportunities
for the youth and for which government has accorded utmost priority with hydropower
generation, he said.
“JNC is pride of the state with its 50 years of vibrant academic voyage, witnessing
spectacular achievements.” Tuki said while lauding the JNC for Grade “A” accreditation
from NAAC and UGC recognition as the “College with Potential for Excellence. “Fifty
years is a long period in history of any institution. That you have traveled this
long distance with such great commitment, with such great devotion to the academic
values is a tribute to founding father of your institution Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru who
had the vision to create this great institution of learning and empowerment of Arunachal”.
Informing about Arunachal Vision-2030, Tuki said the document would encompass six
broad areas- enabling infrastructure, economic potential, social sectors, social
harmony, border development and resource mobilization and contain both long-term
and medium-term strategies to accelerate the development process. Three committees
are being constituted to identify challenges, set targets and work out a detailed
development strategy for the Vision document, these are a Cabinet Committee, a Committee
of Secretaries and a Committee of Experts. These committees will firm up the framework
and prepare a draft vision document within six months after consultations, field
visits and also incorporating public opinion at the village, block, district and
state level. The committees will also propose a comprehensive institutional mechanism
to achieve the targets assigned in the vision document,” he added. Tuki also urged
all to avail optimum benefits under CM’s Universal Health Insurance scheme.
Appreciating the East Siang ABK (WW) for their exemplary endeavors to make the society
drugs-free, Tuki exhorted that the women members should spread the message of drug
de-addiction everywhere, be it home, school or workplace and make aware the people
to get rid of this menace and elimination of it from the society.
The CM assured to sanction Rs. 5 crore for construction of boys hostel in addition
to providing two busses for the college fraternity.
Attending as the guest of honour, Education Minister Tapang Taloh said that the State
government has embarked upon development initiatives in four core areas as natural
resource development, human resource development, infrastructure development and
institutional development for sustainable and balanced growth to attain the target
of Inclusive Growth. Education is a challenging sector. We have to keep pace with
the newer developments emerging worldwide and adopt the things that are suitable
to our context and compatible with our resources. The UGC, NCTE, AICTE and other
bodies at the central level are sensitive to such needs are doing their best to bring
about changes for better performances of higher educational institutes. But, at the
same time, we in our state have to keep preparedness to cope with the changes and
reforms. I believe, higher education cannot compromise with quality. Higher education
has to be of global standard. We cannot take excuses that we have limited resources;
hence our quality of knowledge would be limited.
Taloh informed that Rs 4 crores have already been approved by the Chief Minister
for construction of new administrative and academic blocks, toilets for boys and
girls, computers etc.
Minister for Women & Child Development, Wanglin Lowangdong and MP Ninong Ering, Parliamentary
Secretary for Home Likha Saaya also spoke in the function.
Principal JNC T Talom presented a development report of the college.
Earlier, CM Tuki felicitated the alumnae and faculties of the college.
The celebration would continue for six days and various activities like painting,
debate, dance, fashion show, football, volleyball, songs, model making etc would
be part of the celebration.
Among others, Parliamentary Secretary for Industries Tatung Jamoh, MLAs Kento Rina,
Kaling Moyong, Pani Taram, DC Nidhi Srivastava and former minister Bosiram Siram
were present in the inaugural function.
Tamla-Du 2015 for drug & opium abuse free society
ITANAGAR, Feb 16: “As we live a harmonious life carefully preserving our age old
traditional culture we must also collectively and solemnly resolve to maintain our
society free of drug abuse”, exhorted Rajesh Tacho, Minister for Health and Family
Welfare. He was addressing the mammoth gathering of the 47th Tamla Du festival at
The minister earlier inaugurated the academic block constructed under RMSA for the
newly upgraded Govt. Secondary School of Medo and also laid the foundation stone
for the primary health centre.
MLA Chow Zingnu Namchoom, Chairman of Bamboo Mission lauded the people of the area
and organizers of the Tamla Du at Medo for their spirited involvement in the festival.
He opined that such festivals bring all sections of the society together in rejoicing
and are ideal platforms for showcasing traditional culture which includes music,
songs, dances, delicacies and dress while also cementing community bonding.
He assured his personal contribution for construction of a permanent stage for the
festival to the thunderous applause of all present.
Chow Tewa Mein, Parliamentary Secretary for Env & Forests in his address suggested
that if opium addiction is to be arrested the poppy cultivation must be discouraged.
He appealed to all to work together in this direction to make the society free from
opium and drug abuse.
Organizers Sonjay Ngadong, Chairman, Bajongso Kri, Secretary, Bihem Dellang, Khrelio
Manyu and Bolongsa Tawsik demanded assistance for infrastructure development for
the recently upgraded primary health centre at Medo to which the minister assured
to take up the matter for early consideration.
Massive destruction of poppy cultivation at Damro
YINGKIONG Feb 16: Continuing the movement against complete eradication of opium addiction
and its cultivation in Upper Siang, a massive destruction of Poppy plants was carried
out by the Upper Siang Women Welfare Society (USWWS) at Damro village on Feb 14 and
The 20 activists of USWWS led by Oma Pertin and Dr. Gepeng Litin assisted by around
31 police personnel headed by OC Atan Taki, 5 Forest Guards and several ALCs under
the supervision and direction of ADC Mariyang Ranpok Perme conducted the destruction
of several hectares of Poppy cultivation at Damro.
The District Administration in absence of Central Bureau of Narcotic Control has
been taking steps to coordinate with the USWWS in their social services to eliminate
Opium addiction, Poppy cultivation and other narcotic substances from the society.
The District Administration had requisitioned around 10 numbers of vehicles for the
operation. According to official sources, heavy expenses have been incurred for food
and travel etc. by the local administration, USWWS and other women self help groups
in this major operation. There has been no involvement and assistance of the Central
Bureau of Narcotics Control in physical and financial terms during the destruction
of Poppy cultivations.
While, lauding the social welfare activities taken up by the USWWS, Upper Siang Deputy
Commissioner Remo Kamki has appealed the concerned authorities at the Central Bureau
of Narcotics Control Guwahati to provide financial and logistic support to the local
administration and the Upper Siang Women Welfare Society for future programmes. DIPRO
Investigation on to trace more captive elephant calves
[ Prafulla Kaman ]
PASIGHAT, Feb 16: The forest department (territorial) of Pasighat in East Siang district
is continuing search operation in dense jungles of East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley
and Namsai to rescue more elephant calves from the illegal captivity of poachers
The officials so far have rescued two elephant calves that were captured from Mebo-Siluk
and apprehended eight persons involved in elephant poaching and hunting cases in
Unabated hunting of wild elephants and capturing of elephant calf for trading purpose
was reported from the forests in the Mebo area during late last month. Unidentified
poachers killed a couple of wild elephants near Siluk village under Mebo sub-division
and captured three elephant calves. The forest officials have busted a gang of elephant
traders active in the region with nabbing of eight members of the gang, who have
been booked under Wildlife Protection Acts.
The officials have collected inputs about the elephant catchers, become aware of
the fact that more elephant calves are being captivated inside dense jungle of Dibang
Valley and Namsai areas by the illegal traders. This indicates that a powerful elephant
poaching network is active in the NE region, some extending upto Mynamar and Thailand.
Referring investigation report of the case, officials informed that illegal activities
like wildlife hunting and elephant catching activities in the region is going on
under active connivance of the local people. The foresters on February 2 arrested
Asik Yirang (Gaon Burah) and Lomin Lego of Siluk village in connection with elephant
cases. The duo reportedly contemplated illegal activities to capture elephant calves
and to take them away safely. The foresters also nabbed two others, namely Toni Borang
and Todol Pertin from Dambuk, who had hired the elephant catchers to Mebo area.
It may be recalled that a joint team led by RFO Tamuk in a midnight operation rescued
two elephant calves along with two adult elephants (used for training the calves)
from remote jungle at Kherem area in Namsai district early this month. The celephant
calves, one male and female along with two adult male elephants (trainer) are presently
kept under the custody of Namsai divisional forest authority. The team also caught
four persons, including the elephant ‘mauts’, who are said to be member of the inter-state
elephant racket. The offenders during interrogation admitted that they captured three
elephant calves from Siluk(Mebo) jungles, out of which one has already been dispatched
to Dambuk in Lower Dibang Valley district.
The investigating officers suspect involvement of many bureaucrats, political leaders
and police personnel of the state with the inter-state racket of wildlife trading
and elephant trafficking.
Tourist prefer ‘Home Stay’ in Arunachal
From Yachang Tacho
ZIRO, Feb 16: Majority of tourists who visit Arunachal Pradesh prefer staying in
home Stays, said Duyu Tamo, general secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operations
Having seen the behavior of tourists and experienced as a tour operator for the last
many years, Tamo, who is also the principal operator of the state’s people choice
awardees Duyu Tours & Travels, recommends Home Stay as one of major source of income
generation for the people of Arunachal Pradesh, especially in rural areas.
He is currently guiding two overseas tourists, who are on a 28 days tour programme.
As per programme, they had to stay two days at Ziro in a Home Stay. But excited with
uniqueness and comfort in Home Stay, the couple extended one more day in home stay
constructed with typical traditional house of Apatani run by Duyu Haniya and Aming
at Reru village, told Tamo.
Tamo further said every rural house of Ziro could be turned into Home Stay. He, however,
gave emphasis on clean and hygienic toilets, cleanliness of the surrounding etc.
Once Apatani Cultural & Landscape is declared as World Heritage Site, tourists’ inflow
both domestic and overseas will increases considerably, he added and suggested people
to give due emphasize on Home Stay.
Impressed by the scenic beauty of Ziro and the attitude of its people, the visiting
couple Guillaume Jacques Noel of France and Irmina Kotiuk of Poland appreciated the
uniqueness in preserving the forest such as bamboo garden, pine grove, practice of
The tourist couple also attended a Mida ceremony, part of Apatani marriage system
in which groom is personated with bacon (Yoh Asso). They have noted the procedure
curiously and said ‘they never have heard such kind of system in which bacon is considered
as main part of the transaction’.
Later they also met with the elderly tattooed persons of the community who still
have nose plugs. “This community has vast treasure of tradition and culture. If situation
permit, we will visit here again”, couple said.
The proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to state comes at a time when
Arunachal is grappling serious financial crisis. Financial woes have made life tough
for the people of state. Casual workers are not getting salaries on time and many
developmental projects have stopped due to paucity of fund. To make matter worse
ever since BJP lead government came to power at centre, they have been refusing to
release fund citing non-submission of utilization certificates for various projects.
Even though it is a very good step but some section of society sees this as political
Also the political tug of war between state unit of BJP and Congress is only adding
fire to the fuel. There is virtual competition among them to get credit for bringing
in developmental projects to the state. Sometimes due to such unhealthy competition,
things go wrong. However the proposed visit of PM Modi brings new hope. For the state
like ours which is totally dependent on central fund, unless union government extend
support the state will collapse. Modi will need to rise above party politics and
fulfill the promises made to the people of state during his general election rallies
at Pasighat and Itanagar. Arunachal anxiously awaits the visit of PM Modi.
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Promises has been broken
This is with reference to the ANSU’s proposed 12 hour Capital Bandh called on 2nd
Feb/2015, which was called off after government assured to look into the concern
raised by them. Union had issued bandh call in protest against the installation of
pre-paid meters in capital complex. Lot of hue and cry has been raised against pre-paid
meter system by citizens of capital. In this context, Abotani Colony Consumer Forum
had submitted a representation to the All Nishi Student Union (ANSU) to take up the
issue on7/1/2015. ANSU team had meet state government official and discussed the
issue. As per the news item published on 31st January, ANSU had informed public that
as a result of the meeting with concern authorities, it was told that installation
of pre-paid meter has been cancelled. ANSU had called off their proposed bandh call
based on this assurance from state government.
If it was full and final decision, then where is the cancellation order for installation
of the Pre-paid metering system? If it was a concrete decision, why Department of
Power (Electrical) is forcefully trying to install same metre in some sectors and
colonies? Why ANSU is not voicing against the installation of the Pre-paid system?
State Govt, has not kept their own words. Being the consumers of the Abotani Colony
of Itanagar we are very curious to know stand of the ANSU on the said issue.
Abotani Colony Consumer Forum, Itanagar
Don’t kill stray animals
I was appalled by the drive to kill hundreds of stray dogs, initiated by town magistrate
Tony Mitkong in Bomdila on 14th of February 2015. I, on behalf of all the animal
lovers, condemn the act carried by the town magistrate and the committees of Bomdila
Bazar and Bomdila Town highly.
Bomdila is a place of Buddhism and ''Ahimsa'' is one of the cardinal virtue and an
important tenet of Buddhism. Ahimsa means ''not to injure'', is also referred to
as nonviolence, and it applies to all living beings - including animals. I am actually
surprised that in a place where majority of the population is Buddhist, a cruel act
of this measure was carried out with support from the towns' people.
Animals have equal rights to live and thrive on this planet as we. Killing is not
a solution for rabies and scabies. Mass killing is not only extremely cruel, inhuman
act but also violation of THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT, 1960. Also according
to the 'The Welfare of Stray Dogs, India', killing dogs have been proved to be a
failure in preventing rabies, so sterilization of dogs was initiated instead of killing
Dogs are territorial by nature and it is in them to protect their territories which
may result in biting human beings at times. There should be mass awareness regarding
animals and their ways in our society. We must learn to cohabitate with animals peacefully.
There are more peaceful and humanistic ways to control rabies and scabies menace
such as sterilization, immunization/ vaccination of animals in large and raising
The veterinarians should be motivated to carry on the drive all over Arunachal on
prevention of animal cruelty, awareness on animal diseases and its prevention, sterilization
and vaccination of animals.
I appeal to all the people of Arunachal, the district magistrates and the high level
officers to show at least some amount of humanity when they deal with animals. We,
human beings are the not the sole inhabitants of this planet. We have been sharing
this earth with million other organisms since billions of years. We are smart, we
can think, we can introspect, so we must act accordingly. We can find other creative
and better solutions to menaces instead of taking the inhuman and cruel ways to solve
An avid animal lover
C- Sector, Itanagar
We need to change mindset
Through your esteemed daily I would like to appeal all people’s representatives to
the Central and state governments, political leaders and public that it is the right
time to act for the good. Now we are living in 21st century and the days are changing
rapidly. With this rapid changing world, we need to change ourselves and our mindsets
and think for oneness and development of our people and the state. The emergence
of Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi and its success story really influences and inspires
us tremendously. We all should be encouraged to do leaders like Arvind Kejriwal and
his companions who are truthful, kind, liberal and honest. Now public are very knowledgeable
and if you do not work sincerely, you will not be spared.
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to disclose one basic grievance
of the student community of Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal
Pradesh. That as per the academic guidelines a student should be promoted to the
next higher class only if he/she secures the pass mark in the preceding examination.
And the admission for the next class/semester generally takes place only after the
declaration of the examination result. But, here in the University, the system is
quite opposite as per the guidelines. In our University, the students are rather
compelled to take admission for the next semester without seeing the result of last
the examination. In such case, sometimes students face a painful moment after taking
the admission to the next higher class/semester, unfortunately if the student fails
in the last examination, then he/she have to leave the institution. In this regard,
a simple question arises, why so delay in declaring the results? And why don't take
the admission for the next semester after the result?
So, I on behalf of the students of RGU would like to appeal to the concerned authority
to declare the semester examination results soon as everyone is eagerly waiting for.
Also one more humble request to the authority from the next academic session, it
would be better if some changes be made in admission process by taking the admission
to the next semester only after the announcement of the results. Hope for your kind
initiative in the matter.
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